How green is India’s nuclear energy

Existing scenario As of March 2018, India has 22 nuclear reactors in operation in 7 nuclear power plants, having a total installed capacity of 6,780 MW. 6 more reactors are under construction will add generation capacity of 4,300 MW. India plan to reach a nuclear power capacity of 63 GW in 2032. The 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan has stirred up people apprehensions about atomic energy being a clean and safe alternative to fossil fuels. Communities around proposed Indian nuclear power plant sites have launched protests. There have been mass protests against the French-backed 9,900 MW Jaitapur Nuclear Power Project in Maharashtra and the Russian-backed 2,000 MW Kudankulam Nuclear Power …

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The misinformation about Monazite

The Madras High Court appointed Amicus Curiae to study the Beach Mineral Industry in Tamil Nadu has raised a red flag about Monazite.  Those who were in the vortex of the cold war lived in this fear of atom bomb annihilating the world with the touch of a button.  The word, Atom, was enough to give heebeegeebees. But then the cold war was diffused and the very same material that went into the making of the bomb was used to light up the lives of people by using uranium for producing electricity. A classic case of a sword being beaten up …

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